Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino tops the Sack Race Power Rankingsby Jack Kitson / 18 April 2017, 16:14Tweet
Is the Premier League title race back on…? We’re going to say YES as Tottenham closed the gap on a jittery Chelsea to four points with six games to go. Game on.
There’s been movement across the board in the latest edition of the Sack Race Power Rankings (SRPR) with a new manager at both the summit and foot of the table…check out the standings in the table below.
There’s simply no stopping Mauricio Pochettino whose now led Tottenham to a record-breaking seven successive Premier League wins, which in turn has brought Spurs to within four points of table-topping Chelsea = title race back on!
Tottenham’s home form has been exceptional. The North London outfit have accumulated 47 points from 17 games - they’ve scored the most goals (43) and conceded the fewest (eight) - while they’re currently enjoying a 12 game winning run on their own patch, which includes four 4-0 wins in their last seven games.
Next up is Jose Mourinho who has been catapulted up to 2nd spot after he orchestrated a classy 2-0 victory over former employers Chelsea, which extended Man Utd’s unbeaten run to 22 games. It was one of United’s most complete performances under the Portuguese coach, and the valuable victory means that finishing in the top-4 is now in their own hands.
Liverpool have been quietly going about their business in the last couple of months, registering five wins and two draws since their last defeat to Leicester back in February. Over the weekend Jurgen Klopp (3rd) became the first Reds manager to ever win at beat Stoke and West Brom in the same Premier League season, which doesn’t sound like much, but it really is!
Elsewhere, Watford boss Walter Mazzarri has moved from 11th up to 6th following a run of three wins in four, while Antonio Conte has dropped from 3rd down to 9th after a jittery run of two defeats in four.
Down at the foot of the table we have a new face in Paul Clement. The Englishman had a cracking start to life at Swansea, but has since struggled for wins, with the woefully out-of-form Swansea picking up just a single point from their last six matches.
Joining Clement in the SRPR relegation zone are the north east duo of David Moyes (19th) and Steve Agnew (18th).
The latter remains winless in five games since taking caretaker charge, while the club itself haven’t tasted victory in 15 matches dating back to mid-December. In fact, Boro are the only team from the top-4 tiers yet to win in 2017…
Meanwhile, Moyes’ winless run was extended to eight games following a 2-2 draw with West Ham, although on the plus side Sunderland scored two goals for only the second time in 14 fixtures.
The beleaguered Scot remains the favourite to be sacked (11/10, Sky Bet), but he appears likely to cling onto his job, despite the frustrations of numerous Black Cats fans who were calling for his head during the Hammers match.